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100 books to read before you die

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

I know, I know. Your schedule is filled from morning to night, every square on your Google calendar colored in with pitches to partners, deep-dive synergizing strategy sessions, and lots of caffeine-fueled coffee meetings. There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think …

World Book Day: 85 quotes on the joy of books and reading!

April 23 is designated by UNESCO as <b>World Book Day</b>, a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries across the world. …

That Hideous Beauty of Calvary

We have a crisis if the cross loses its offense in our eyes. If we’re not offended by the cross, we’re in grave danger of losing the comfort and hope …

Matthew 6:24–34, Part 1: Nine Arguments Against Anxiety

Outline<p>Introduction/Prayer (00:00–01:25)<p>Two Assumptions for Reading:<p>Every passage has a main point.<br>• Every passage uses arguments to support its main …

The Science of Happiness

What makes you happy?<p>This question is not as easy as it might seem.<p>According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. <b>It's easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy.</b><p>Why do we have a hard time enjoying …

Three Ways to Remember God’s Grace

Remembering who God is and who we are is the antidote to grumbling. If we see our world, our lives, and our circumstances through the lens of Jesus’s …

6 Things That Kill Your Organizing Game

Does organizing bewilder you? These six sneaky mistakes might be the reason why.<p><b>1. Reading about organizing... but never actually doing it.</b><p>It's no secret we're big fans of Marie Kondo here at <i>House Beautiful</i> — but reading about organizing is <i>definitely</i> not the same as doing. Get inspired! But don't …


Gilmore Girls Reading List: Books Mentioned on the TV Show, Part II

Emma by Jane Austen<p>Empire Falls by Richard Russo<p>Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol<p>Eva Luna: A Novel by Isabel Allende<p>Everything Is …

The Ahwahnee Great Lounge at Night

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The West’s Best Trees for Fall Leaves

Autumn joy<p>When trees are freshly painted in their burnished fall colors, take advantage of the splendor with easy decorating projects at home.<p>Gather …

More snacks? The eating habit slim people have in common

Can eating mini-meals and snacks throughout the day be the secret to maintaining a healthy weight? It's something experts and dieters have long debated.<p>Now, a new study of dietary habits in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition gives more credence to the mini-meal way of eating, …

You Are Not a Brand. You Are Beloved.

<i>“Joy does not simply happen to us.<br>We have to choose joy and keep choosing it everyday.”<br>~ Henri Nouwen<br>{a quiet find in the fog one morning}</i><p>Eric and I …

Chapters 16-19: Hospitality, Lifelong Learning & Fruitfulness - (in)courage

Read<p>Chapter 16: <i>Hospitality: A Welcoming Life</i><p>Chapter 17: <i>Lifelong Learner: If Not Now, When?</i><p>Chapter 18: <i>Looking for Fruit</i><p>Chapter 19: <i>Fruitful Every Season</i><p>…

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But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. - J.R.R. Tolkien © Missouri Skies photography

When others behave badly to us, it should only stir us up the more heartily to give thanks unto the Lord, because He is good; and when we ourselves are conscious that we are far from being good, we should only the more reverently bless Him that He is good. We must never tolerate an instant’s unbelief as to the goodness of the Lord; whatever else may be questioned, this is absolutely certain, that Jehovah is good; His dispensations may vary, but His nature is always the same. - C. H. Spurgeon

May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore. - Irish Blessing © Tomáš Hilger photography

If I were to begin my life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more. - Jules Renard

He breaks down the walls that divide us, so we can be brought together as one. For He himself is our Peace. - Ephesians 2:14

teach me to slow this frantic pace let my heart learn to fall into rhythm with Yours. teach me to rest in perfect grace let my heart never tire of loving more. - The Backroads Girl Image via: House to Home

Today I will face anything that is holding me back holding me down There is no darkness that can dim my light There is no storm stronger, wilder than my own courage There is no fear that can overcome my faith. - The Backroads Girl - Elizabeth Gadd photography

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. We never get rid of an enemy by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy by getting rid of enmity. By its very nature, hate destroys and tears down; by its very nature, love creates and builds up. Love transforms with redemptive power. - Martin Luther King Jr. - White peacock butterflies

A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy. - Steve Maraboli © Irene Suchocki photography

Unclench my heart mighty wind please lift me high rush through me shake me loose set me free ... - The Backroads Girl Image: Banos, Ecuador

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common - this is my symphony. - William Ellery Channing © Gilles Trillard photo

There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself. ― Lemony Snicket © Esther from the sticks